Katherine A. Skinner

Assistant Professor

Dr. Katherine A. Skinner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Robotics at the University of Michigan. She holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Prior to this appointment, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering and the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology. She received an M.S. and Ph.D. from the Robotics Institute at the University of Michigan, and a B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with a Certificate in Applications of Computing from Princeton University. 

Email: kskin (at) umich (dot) edu

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Team Members

Current PhD Students

Advaith Sethuraman

PhD Candidate, Robotics

Email: advaiths (at) umich (dot) edu

[Google Scholar][Website]

Jingyu Song

PhD Candidate, Robotics

Email: jingyuso (at) umich (dot) edu


Anja Sheppard

PhD Candidate, Robotics

Email: anjashep (at) umich (dot) edu  


Onur Bagoren

PhD Candidate, Robotics

Email: obagoren (at) umich (dot) edu  

[GitHub] [LinkedIn]

Yiting Zhang

PhD Candidate, Robotics

Email: yizhang (at) umich (dot) edu  

Pou-Chun (Frank) Kung

PhD Candidate, Robotics

Email: pckung (at) umich (dot) edu  

Spencer Carmichael

PhD Candidate, Robotics

Email: specarmi (at) umich (dot) edu  

[GitHub] [LinkedIn]

Seth Isaacson

PhD Candidate, Robotics

Email: sethgi (at) umich (dot) edu  

Current Postdocs

Elena Shrestha


Email: eshresco (at) umich (dot) edu

Current MS Students

Razan Andigani

MS Student, Robotics

Email: andigani (at) umich (dot) edu

Nibarkavi Naresh Babu Amutha

MS Student, Robotics

Email: nibah (at) umich (dot) edu


Yi Shen

MS Student, Robotics

Email: shenrsc (at) umich (dot) edu


Cale Colony

MS Student, Robotics

Email: ccolony (at) umich (dot) edu


Tung Do

MS Student, ECE

Email: tungsdo (at) umich (dot) edu


Current Undergraduate Students

Sabrina Lin

BS Student, Computer Science

Email: lsabrina (at) umich (dot) edu  

Max Rucker

BS Student, Robotics

Email: mruck (at) umich (dot) edu  

Former Students

João Felipe Costa Casares, MSE Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Graduate Research Assistant

Chelsea Sun, BSE Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, NA 490 Directed Study

Allison Du, BSE Computer Science, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

Devin Kilbourn, MSE Robotics, ROB 590 Directed Study

Yiming Luo, MSE Electrical and Computer Engineering, ROB 590 Directed Study

Carissa Bush, MSE Robotics, ROB 590 Directed Study

Wuao Liu, MSE Robotics, ROB 590 Directed Study

Yuliang Zhu, MSE Mechanical Engineering & Electrical and Computer Engineering, Graduate Research Assistant

Yiting Zhang, MSE Mechanical Engineering, ROB 590 Directed Study

Cigdem Kokenoz, MSE Robotics, ROB 590 Directed Study

Sean Hickey, BSE Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jason Brown, BS Aerospace, Undergraduate Research Assistant